A Longmont police officer who was arrested last week on suspicion of giving prescription drugs to a confidential informant, with whom investigators suspect he was having a relationship, was charged Friday with numerous crimes including two felonies.
Jack Kimmett, a 28-year veteran of the force, appeared Friday in a courtroom at the Boulder County Jail, where he was charged with theft, felony possession of a controlled substance, felony distribution of a controlled substance and official misconduct.
Kimmett was released from jail last week after posting $50,000 bond. His next court appearance is Dec. 10.
Investigators suspect Kimmet took Vicodin from his wife and gave the pain medication to a woman who once worked as an informant for the Longmont Police Department, according to an arrest affidavit.
Longmont detectives received a tip in July that launched the investigation. They interviewed numerous people who said they had first-hand knowledge of Kimmett providing Vicodin, Methadone, Percocet and Oxycontin to the informant.
One person told police that Kimmett pulled people over and confiscated their drugs without arresting them.
By Vanessa Miller
November 20, 2009